September 15, 2016 Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that DevTech PET, Inc., a manufacturer of custom plastic preforms and containers, will lease a manufacturing facility in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and create 32 new, high wage jobs.“Operational cost savings made Pennsylvania the preferred location for DevTech’s new facility,” Governor Wolf said. “The company could have remained in the neighboring state where it is currently established and that is in closer proximity to its customer base, but Pennsylvania’s advantages rose above the competition, showing once again that the commonwealth is open for business and job growth.”DevTech will lease a 120,000-square-foot facility at 5210 Jaindl Boulevard, Hanover Township. The company has committed to investing $18,100,000 in the project, which will include the leasehold, infrastructure upgrades, and new equipment. DevTech has committed to the creation of 32 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“We are looking forward to the successful expansion of our manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, and very grateful for the support, guidance, and incentives to materialize this project,” said Antonio Donnadieu, PET Division CEO for DevTech’s parent company, Envases Universales. “The support from both the Governor´s Action Team and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was a fundamental factor in our decision making process.”DevTech received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $96,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $21,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC).“We’re very pleased to welcome DevTech to the Lehigh Valley,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. “They are a perfect fit for the Valley’s economy, where the food and beverage sector has grown rapidly during the last decade. The region’s location, workforce, infrastructure, and water and sewer resources have made it an East Coast hub for manufacturing and distribution. DevTech will be a great addition to a vibrant and growing economy.”DevTech PET, Inc., a subsidiary of Envases Universales, manufactures custom plastic preforms and containers. DevTech has 95 full-time employees, and Envases Universales employs approximately 5,800 worldwide.For more information about DevTech, visit www.envasesuniversales.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces 32 New Jobs with DevTech Manufacturing Facility in Northampton County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Some of the other categories to be voted for include Basketball Player of the Year, Para-Sports Person of the Year, Discovery of the Year, Wrestler of the Year, Coach of the Year, Sports Person of the Year.Tandoh who was full of excitement about the massive participation from the public during thenomination period between Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 and Sunday, 13th October, 2019, expressed gladness that the award has gained wide acceptance considering the number of nominations received this year – 805,669 entries.Tandoh revealed that voting for the nominees in each of the 15 categories begins today, Thursday, October 24, 2019 and ends on Sunday, November 24, 2019, urging the general public to vote for any nominee of their choice.Tandoh therefore noted that the remaining four categories of the awards; Journalist of the Year (Radio), Journalist of the Year (Television), Photo Journalist of the Year and Journalist of the Year (Print) would not be open to public voting but all interested media professionals are to submit any three (3) works of theirs published or produced and aired (not more than 90secs) between November 2018 and November 2019. Deadline for all submission in these 4 categoriesis Sunday, November 17, 2019.Speaking further on the nomination selection process, Tandoh noted that the final selection of nominees underwent a series of rigorous assessment by all award panel members after the receipt of entries.“We are quite excited that public interest on the award has grown tremendously considering the number of nominations received this year. For us, we have taken time to assess all nominationsfor the different categories and I can proudly say that the nominees selected for the categories deserve to be winners by all standards,” he said.Speaking on the voting process for this year’s edition of the awards, Executive Director of the Award, Mr. Kayode Idowu revealed that the public are open to vote on the official website of the award: www.nigeriansportsaward.com/voting or via twitter polls which would be set up on the awards twitter account.Idowu however noted that while the votes from the general public accounts for only 40% of the total selection score, the awards panel retains 60% score which would be awarded in strict adherence to the judging criteria.The Nigerian Sports Award is the only Nigerian awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of our sports men and women, both present and past that have shone brightest in the sporting world.The award honours leadership, vision, innovation and outstanding accomplishments providing an opportunity for our sports stars to be celebrated on national and global platformsThe award ceremony for the 2019 Nigerian Sports Award is scheduled to hold at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel & Suite on Friday, November 29, 2019.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Organisers of the longest running prestigious sports award, Nigerian Sports Award, have announced the shortlist of top nominees for the 2019 edition of the awards ceremony.Speaking at a media briefing held in Lagos Thursday, the Chairman of NSA panel, Dr. Kweku Tando announced top three nominees for the different 15 categories of the awards including Footballer of the Year, Team Sports Person of the Year, Racket Person of the Year, Combat Person of the Year, Sports Administrator of the Year amongst others.Top among the shortlisted nominees include Aruna Quadri, Olajide Omotayo and Anuoluwapo Opeyori all for Racket Person of The Year; Blessing Oborududu, Israel Adesanya and Odunayo Adekuoroye for Combat Person of the Year; Ese Brume, Evelyn Akhator and Odunayo Adekuoroye for Sportswoman of the Year 2019; D’Tigress, Nigerian Under-19 Team (HandBall) and Super Eagles for Team of the Year 2019.